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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What do the texts of Manetho describe?
2. What is Heliopolis known as?
3. What is the "Great Return"?
4. What is the Great Pyramid a scale model of?
5. What is the Earth's orbit plane extended outward called?
Short Essay Questions
1. In Chapter 36, which explanation for the pyramids with empty coffins is the most plausible?
2. What accounts for differing ideas of when the Sphinx was built?
3. How did Hancock resolve the absence of any lost continent in Chapter 50?
4. What theory is the focus of Chapter 51?
5. Was Hipparchus the first to know about precession?
6. What is the connection between the Mayans and modern astrologers?
7. Why did the Greeks build the Great Pyramid with engineering accuracy, whose costs seem to far exceed any benefit?
8. Was Jane Sellers correct about the key astronomical numbers playing minor roles in the Osiris myths?
9. In Chapter 39, why do you think the Egyptians didn't cut the limestone into smaller pieces to make it easier to move?
10. In Chapter 38, how did the Egyptians manage to drill through granite without the necessary tools?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Did the author believe most of the mysteries of changes in the Earth and ancient peoples have already been solved, or did he think that there is still a lot of work to be done in these areas?
Essay Topic 2
How did Hancock think seemingly primitive peoples like the Nazcans managed to develop an understanding of astronomy, as evidenced by the spider drawing that parallels the Orion constellation?
Essay Topic 3
In Chapter 32, the author posed the theory that the convergence of global myths and ancient stories throughout the Earth is evidence of a common author. How did he characterize this author?
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